What Monet Taught Me About Accounting

No. I don’t apply impressionism to accounting. 😀 I do apply wisdom from great masters such as Monet though.

Many people are familiar with the work of Claude Monet, a French painter, who used the impressionism style to convey some of the most beautiful scenes and landscapes known in the art world today. I recently had the privilege to observe Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibit in Denver, Colorado. It was truly a magical experience. Monet was so meticulous in his approach, setting color to canvas. This was apparent about him, as I moved from one painting to the next. I think I viewed over 100 paintings that day — it was incredible! 

When I returned home and back to the office, there was some discussion with my team about the exhibit that made me laugh. I told them I loved seeing how meticulous Monet was with color. They laughed and someone said that it made sense that I would love the meticulous side of Monet! I found myself laughing again. “Meticulous” is THE word for describing an Advanced Certified Profit First Professional and the Founder of AccountSolve (accounting/bookkeeping firm who specializes in creating money freedom for designers and landscape professionals). 

Monet was an avid gardener too. He studied color while tending and appreciating his garden. You could say he drew inspiration from the activity. To be a great painter, you’ve got to appreciate a great painting…and Mother Nature is perhaps the best painter of them all.

So that’s it. Monet taught me that to be a great accountant, you must appreciate a great accounting system.

When you appreciate the things that inspire you, beauty and organization will follow.

I appreciate money freedom and want others to enjoy the benefits as well. I’m not an artist like Monet was. No, my art is actually working with numbers. Numbers, accounting, and Profit First advisory services that aid others to be and feel successful in their lives. I wonder how many more paintings Monet would have been able to do if he had known about Profit First? You can hashtag with this article “things to ponder”. #thingstoponder

What has Monet or anyone else, for that matter, taught you about your industry? Tag me in a comment on social media or write in. It would be great to hear from you.

What Monet Taught Me About Accounting

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